You cannot be what you cannot see

In a new nationwide survey of African-Americans, a full half of respondents said they don’t know a single person in their community who works in the technology industry. As children, when we think about what we want to be when we grow up, the sky is often the limit: Musician, astronaut, professional athlete, president. Some Read more about You cannot be what you cannot see[…]

The Hights and Lows of Ditching the 9-to-5 For Side Gigs

When you hear the word “career,” most people picture the classic nine-to-five job. Whether sitting at a desk in an office or working behind the counter at a bank, the idea of a traditional career is reinforced by society ad nauseam. But how we work is changing and in many ways due to the Internet Read more about The Hights and Lows of Ditching the 9-to-5 For Side Gigs[…]

What Mark Zuckerberg gets wrong about finding your “purpose”

In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s much-discussed Harvard commencement speech on Thursday, the dropout — awarded an honorary degree — had advice for young graduates. He emphasized in particular the importance of finding what motivates you: “Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves,” he said. “Purpose is what creates true Read more about What Mark Zuckerberg gets wrong about finding your “purpose”[…]

Stop Confusing Your Nerves With Having Anxiety

Nothing is more fashionable right now than anxiety disorders. As someone who has struggled with mental health issues, I’m not one to downplay the importance of erasing the stigma attached to them. There are still those lucky people with perfectly healthy brains who tend to label those of us with broken ones as crazy or Read more about Stop Confusing Your Nerves With Having Anxiety[…]

Pharrell saved my life!

This is a story about how a mismatch clothing wearing, Star Trek loving, rock-n-roll playing,  black man from Virginia (my home state) saved my life forever. It was summer, freshman year of college I played a lot of basketball, worked out, conditioned, eat, went to church, worked, rinse and repeat all summer long. The radio Read more about Pharrell saved my life![…]

Letter to my younger self: Basketball Life & Times

After years of sacrificing blood, sweat and tears, changing high schools every 1.5 years, adjusting to being the new kid again, working to make several basketball teams at new high schools – all for your love of basketball, one day you’ll finally realize your dream of playing college basketball. Basketball will help to keep you Read more about Letter to my younger self: Basketball Life & Times[…]

My vision for the social network of the future.

Facebook, Snapchat, instagram, etc aren’t a big part of my life.  I deleted the Facebook app from my phone because I got tired of alerts about silly things “friends” posted. Instagram was fun for me for a while. Initially I followed photographers and posted some of my own photos. Slowly the app became another social Read more about My vision for the social network of the future.[…]